Tottenham Can Get Back On Track At Cardiff
There is a full programme of fixtures in the Premier League this week culminating in the showdown at the Etihad between Manchester City and Liverpool. The chasing pack just behind the teams in first and second place in the table are hoping the match ends in a draw. That includes Tottenham who are away at Cardiff in the early evening live fixture on the back of losing to Wolves at home. .
They have played every team in the bottom half this season and won all 10 of those fixtures and have the best away statistics in the Premier League. Cardiff have lost all their meetings with the elite six clubs and let in 22 goals in those matches. Despite playing 11 matches in 35 days TOTTENHAM can get their season back on track by beating Cardiff, a result that can be backed at 1/2 with Ladbrokes.
Everton are at home to Leicester City in the first Premier League match of 2019 and the outcome is difficult to call. This should be a straightforward home win but Everton are on an inconsistent run. They were beaten 6-2 by Tottenham in their last home match, scored five goals in beating Burnley on the road and lost at Brighton without scoring a goal. Everton have conceded in their last seven league matches.
There have been 14 goals in the last five matches against Leicester who have beaten Manchester City and Chelsea and lost to Cardiff in December. There have been more than two goals 8 times in 10 meetings but the goals tally could be higher today. Leicester have managed just one clean sheet in seven fixtures. Form suggests OVER 3.5 GOALS is the bet at 12/5 with William Hill.
The biggest match in darts takes place on the first day of the year. Michael van Gerwen should beat Michael Smith in the final of the PDC World Championship but the odds will only attract the money buyers. Set handicap betting comes into it’s own when there is a big favourite and underdog in a two-way contest. It’s the best of 13 sets or first to seven and MVG -2.5 SETS is 4/6 with Coral.
Cheltenham stages its traditional New Year’s Day fixture with top class jumps action. The Grade 3 handicap chase over two and a half miles and a bit is the richest race of the day (2.00). On ratings Give Me A Copper is a leading contender for the in-form Paul Nicholls. However, the bottom weight is on a decent mark and is ridden by a seven pounds claimer so DUSTIN DES MOTTES is the tip at 7/1 with bet365.